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On April 26, 2016, around 100 people gathered on the Court House lawn to witness the unearthing of a 50-year-old piece of history. The group of onlookers gathered around the stairs of the Court House as the time capsule was opened. Here's a recap of what was found inside, with photos from the event!
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 100th anniversary on April 26th. To commemorate their century of service to the community, a little piece of history will be revealed on the Court House Lawn at 2:15pm. A time capsule that was buried in 1966 will be dug up and its contents rediscovered. We know that there is a lengthy list of items in the time capsule, but no one knows exactly what's inside... five decades has a way of erasing such memories.
Stronger Together! The Valley Unified Basketball League is a new, unique league in the local Valley District. It features players with developmental disabilities. It's the first league of its kind in our area, and was formed in an effort to give these students an experience on the court that would be similar to the atmosphere that varsity teams garner.
As always, the downtown scene is thriving here in Harrisonburg. In fact, it's so vibrant that there's need to expand and continue growing. I had the privilege of sitting in on a Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Advisory Board meeting to get the scoop on what's happening around town. Here's a quick snapshot of eight projects HDR and others are working on to continue to uphold Harrisonburg's reputation as a great place to live.
Dry River Road, situated behind Marshall's Distribution Center, Shickel Corporation, and Perdue, connects the Town of Bridgewater with Route 257 heading west of Dayton and into Montezuma. This is a heavily traveled road for folks with a variety of transportation needs: vehicles, big rigs, buggies, tractors, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Though the speed limit is only 25 mph, it can prove quite dangerous with such heavy traffic on a "commute" route. Enter VDOT...